The Night of Ideas 2023 (La Nuit des Idées) *Sold Out*

The Night of Ideas 2023 (La Nuit des Idées) is an annual international event initiated by the Institut Français, which invites speakers, thinkers and performers to respond to a chosen theme.

This year’s theme is “More” (Plus) which will involve discussions that revolve around the desire and impact on societies seemingly never-ending requirement for “more”, whether this is via over consumption, stimulation and interaction or simply pushing the boundaries to achieve excellence. 

Moderated by Amanda Collinge (Executive Producer of ABC TV’s Compass since 2022 and former Series Producer of Q+A )?and Daniel Browning (ABC’s The Art Show) the line-up features speakers from France and Australia, including:

  • Cybernetics expert, Geneviève Bell
  • Professor in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cédric Buche
  • Writer and poet, Miranda Darling
  • Poetry editor of Overland and a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Sydney, Toby Fitch joined by Claire Albrecht, Pam Brown, Luke Patterson and Anupama Pilbrow
  • Artist and curator at MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), and founder of Material Institute, Kirsha Kaechele
  • Guest curator of the MCA’s Do Ho Suh exhibition and CEO of Bundanon Trust, Rachel Kent
  • Managing director at SoundX, Daniela Garcia
  • Director of the Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Faculty member of the Melanoma Institute Australia, Pascale Guitera
  • Research scientist at the CNRS and renowned food expert, Christophe Lavelle
  • Contemporary artist, Dr Danie Mellor
  • Art historian and lecturer in art and emerging technologies at the National Art School, Dr Jessica Priebe
  • Director of the Sydney Environment Institute and Professor of Environmental Politics at the University of Sydney, David Schlosberg
  • Virtual reality painter and sculptor, Giant Swan
  • Presenter of The Science Show on ABC Radio National, Robyn Williams
  • Best-selling author, podcaster, philanthropist and climate change advisor, Sarah Wilson

Entry to Do Ho Suh, the Sydney International Art Series 2022/2023 exhibition, is included in your ticket.

The Night will feature vibrant, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary conversations about art, our societies, and much more!

The Night of Ideas at the MCA is presented in partnership with the French Embassy and the Institut Français.

Thursday 2 February 2023
6 – 10pm

Ticket price*
General admission $30
MCA Members $10
Concession $20
*booking fees apply

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